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  • Dave Lamont’s ESPN job in jeopardy after slip-up in race relations call

    07/09/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    NYP ^ | 07 08 2020 | Andrew Marchand
    During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened. About a half-hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play man for the network, Dave LaMont, could be heard in the background, apparently thinking his phone was on mute. LaMont described the nature of the call on race as “venting,” which stunned those listening and immediately caused a rebuke from Taylor, who warned there could be ramifications if he did...
  • Black Lives Matter Murals Are Being Defaced In Cities Throughout The Country

    07/11/2020 3:15:41 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 153 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 9, 2020 | Tommy Beer
    A Black Lives Matter mural outside of Chicago was painted over to read "All Lives Matter" earlier this week, the latest occurrence of what has become a nationwide trend in recent weeks of vandals defacing similar BLM murals, as the U.S. painfully comes to terms with an evolving public dialogue centered around racism following the death of George Floyd. 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in NYC NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 15: An aerial view of 'Black Lives Matter' mural painting is seen on Fulton ... KEY FACTS A portion of a street mural, which had been completed just two...
  • Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling

    07/11/2020 10:00:25 AM PDT · by semimojo · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/11/2020 | Maggie Haberman
    A group of prominent business leaders urged President Trump on Saturday to leave in place a program affecting roughly 800,000 young immigrants who are shielded from deportation, saying it would disrupt the economy and impact the battle against the coronavirus... The signers of the letter included executives with Amazon, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide, Target, Apple, Google and Facebook, as well as groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and almost every sector of the manufacturing industry“This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time to jeopardize the health and safety of these vulnerable...
  • Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence horrifies the left

    07/11/2020 1:44:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    On Friday, President Trump commuted Roger Stone’s sentence on the ground that Stone was an unfortunate victim of the Democrats’ Russia hoax. Democrats and other leftists responded with the usual outrage. This outrage seems absurd when one considers the recent report that one of the leading Black Lives Matter fundraisers is Susan Rosenberg, a convicted domestic terrorist who was once on the FBI’s most-wanted list. Rosenberg is relevant to a discussion about Stone because Bill Clinton, on the last day of his presidency, commuted her 58-year-prison sentence after only 16 years. ... Leftists were more mellow when it came to...
  • New York had more Covid-19 deaths than the US July 9th

    07/11/2020 6:39:13 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 11 replies
    Covid-19 Dashboard ^ | July 11th, 2020 | Covid-19 Dashboard
    The dashboard shows 7,260 deaths for New York on June 9th. A similar spike appeared a few days ago, then disappeared. US deaths for the same day were 874. https://www.bing.com/search?q=Coronavirus+trends&FORM=covwpt&tf=U2VydmljZT1HZW5lcmljQW5zd2VycyBTY2VuYXJpbz1Db3JvbmFWaXJ1c01MIFBvc2l0aW9uPVRPUCBSYW5raW5nRGF0YT1UcnVlIEZvcmNlUGxhY2U9VHJ1ZSBQYWlycz1pbnRlbnQ6Q2hlY2tDb3JvbmFUcmVuZDthYm92ZW5ld3M6dHJ1ZTsgfA%3d%3d&hs=%2f0h4KuPUJgsBd6zxhPEezwzzVVKjG6IziCuETZq%2fRFA%3d If these links do not work, please search for "covid-19 dashboard" New Jersey is also showing wonkey data, more than 950 deaths each for July 2nd and 3rd. US deaths for those days were below 700.
  • Never Relent – Why Did The DOJ Release SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner’s Text Messages on February 9, 2018?…

    07/10/2020 10:10:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/9/2020 | SUNDANCE
    Everything is disconnected until somebody connects it. On February 9, 2018, the DOJ released a batch of captured text messages between Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman Mark Warner and the lawyer for Christopher Steele, Adam Waldman. At the time the texts were released the media narrative surrounded the top-line story that Senator Warner was having back channel discussions to communicate with the author of the now famous Trump dossier, Chris Steele. However, no-one seemed to wonder why these messages were captured, and even more curiously why they were released. Immediately following the release, SSCI member Marco Rubio, the current acting chairman...
  • Joe Biden’s ‘Unity’ Platform with Bernie Sanders Gives Free Health Care to DACA Illegal Aliens

    07/10/2020 12:41:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    In the Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders “Unity” platform, Democrats are vowing to provide free, American taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens who are able to enroll in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The proposed Democrat Party platform, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would restart the DACA program — allowing millions of illegal aliens to enroll — and ensure they are provided with taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare plans. The platform also would allow all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. to purchase healthcare coverage in the federal marketplace and more quickly allow...
  • Pollak: Bogus NBER Paper Accuses Sean Hannity of Mass Murder

    07/10/2020 12:05:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 July 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A team of economists has published a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper that accuses Fox News host Sean Hannity of killing thousands of people through “misinformation” about the coronavirus pandemic. The paper, “Misinformation During a Pandemic,” was funded by the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, but largely consists of partisan hackery dressed in statistical models to smear a popular pro-Trump voice. To begin with, at least one of the authors of the paper, David Yanagizawa-Drott, appears to dislike President Donald Trump intensely. He complained in 2017 that then-New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady supported...
  • Vandals desecrate 9/11 memorial near New York City

    07/10/2020 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    disrn.com ^ | · Jul 10th, 2020 8:35 am 22 | by Peter Heck
    Last Updated Jul 10th, 2020 at 12:46 pm A memorial just north of New York City honoring five firefighters who died during the September 11 terrorist attacks was defaced by vandals, who knocked the flag pole to the ground. City police are investigating the vandalism that occurred sometime Tuesday night in Washingtonville. Vandals successfully severed the monument's flag pole about five feet from the base. An undisclosed message was left written across the base of the granite memorial erected to honor firefighters Mark Whitford, Bobby Hamilton, Gerry Nevins, Dennis Devlin, and Glenn Perry. Washingtonville Mayor Joseph Bucco said the flagpole...
  • Columbus statue in Buffalo removed by Federation of Italian American Societies of WNY (5 AM)

    07/10/2020 9:56:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 07 10 2020 | Staff
    Early Friday morning the statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from the park bearing his name in the City of Buffalo. The Federation of Italian American Societies of WNY had the statue removed. Crews were working to remove the statue around 5 a.m. The organization said they removed the statue to provide an example of peaceful change in the community. The Federation requested that ownership of the statue be given to them. It will be relocated to somewhere that the Federation will determine at a later date. The group also asked that the space the statue previously stood be reserved...
  • NYC Black Lives Matter marches can continue despite large-event ban, de Blasio says

    07/10/2020 6:14:12 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/2020 | New York Post
    The mayor said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice were too important to stop
  • Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift

    07/10/2020 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 36 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | July 10, 2020 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Goya Foods is facing a swift backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at White House event...."We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have have a leader like President Trump who is a builder," Unanue said standing at a podium beside Trump....As clips of Unanue’s remarks circulated on social media Thursday, Latinos and longtime supporters of Goya’s food slammed the CEO’s commendation of Trump, citing the president’s incendiary rhetoric and controversial policies aimed at minority communities and immigrants. By early Friday, “Goya” was still a top trending term on Twitter along with the...
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio bans all large gatherings in NYC through September EXCEPT Black Lives Matter protests, insisting the 'historic movement must be respected' as demonstrations haven't caused a spike in coronavirus

    07/10/2020 2:41:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2020 | Luke Kenton
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that he is banning all large gatherings in the city in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus, but gave exception to Black Lives Matters protests insisting the ‘historic’ demonstrations must be respected. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice and racial equality were too important to silence, considering more than a month of protests had not caused a spike in COVID-19 cases. While protests will be permitted to take place without push-back, de Blasio said that all other large events...
  • Video shows man spray graffiti outside Manhattan courthouse as NYPD cops watch

    07/09/2020 9:18:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Amanda Woods
    Footage posted online this week captured the moment a vandal sprayed graffiti outside a Lower Manhattan courthouse, right under the noses of several cops — who do nothing but watch. The video, posted by the Sergeants’ Benevolent Association on Tuesday and taken in broad daylight, shows the man tagging the base of a lamppost in front of the Surrogate’s Courthouse at 31 Chambers St., which had already been vandalized amid Occupy City Hall protests last week. After the man finishes his scrawl, he strolls away, as three cops on the corner — and four on the next block — stand idle. “Watch...
  • Vandals Hack Down 9/11 Memorial Flagpole In New York Village

    07/09/2020 8:23:00 PM PDT · by MNDude · 22 replies
    Vandals have cut down a flagpole at a memorial in a village outside of New York City that honored five local firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The vandalism in Washingtonville was discovered early Wednesday, according to the Times-Herald Record. Police have launched an investigation.
  • Women for America First Demand Mural On New York's Fifth Avenue

    07/09/2020 7:41:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
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  • Democrats unveil M4BL bill to defund police, give reparations, abolish ICE, DEA, and more

    07/09/2020 3:20:12 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 89 replies
    American Military News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Laura Widener
    House Democrats plan to introduce a new bill to defund police departments, establish reparations for Blacks and victims of police brutality, abolish federal law enforcement agencies, and more. Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley unveiled the BREATHE Act, which has not yet been introduced in the House, calling it “a new vision for public safety.” The bill was created by the Movement for Black Lives, a self-proclaimed abolitionist, anti-capitalist group, who also participated in its unveiling.
  • Doctors Break Down COVID Response and the Demonization of HCQ, DOCTORS TELL ALL

    07/09/2020 2:54:49 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 54 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | July 1st 2020 | Dr. Simone Gold and Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter
    Gold: I decided to speak out for one very specific reason. That was I was actually presented with a definite positive COVID patient and I prescribed hydroxychloroquine because I was very up on the literature on this and I got severely reprimanded for it. I also had received from the state board threatening all doctors, I was just one with a potential investigation into me for unprofessional conduct if I was to prescribe hydroxychloroquine. This was so shocking to me and had never happened where the government told a physician if they had the right or not to prescribe an...
  • New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan

    07/09/2020 1:57:43 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | July 9, 2020
    (CNN)New York City is painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street directly outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan. City employees began painting a stretch of Fifth Avenue, just in front of the Trump Organization's headquarters, on Thursday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the stark yellow mural earlier this month. The New York mayor rolled up his sleeves and painted a bit of the mural, too, clad in a mask and flanked by civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton. "President Trump said we would be denigrating the luxury of Fifth Avenue. Let me tell you: we're...
  • White woman who attacked police officers with firebomb blamed ‘black man’ for giving her the materials until her white accomplice confessed

    07/09/2020 6:54:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    https://atlantablackstar.com ^ | July 8, 2020 | Niara Savage
    Samantha Shader, a 27-year-old white woman, was arrested on charges of throwing Molotov cocktails at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four officers at a protest following the death of George Floyd in late May. She faces charges including use of explosives to commit a felony, arson, and use of a destructive device. Shader’s actions were caught on tape and she admitted to throwing the makeshift explosive but claimed three “Black” strangers had approached her on the street and given her the bottle. But this past Friday, July 3, police arrested a white man who admitted to federal authorities he’d given...